Adams State University Cultural Heritage Program


The Adams State University Cultural Heritage program is a multidisciplinary approach and combination of research, scholarship, and community involvement projects. The program includes collections from the online Master’s Degree Program in Cultural Resource Management, collections from ongoing academic research from the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology, Heritage, Preservation, Geology, and other campus departments as appropriate, and community based projects developed through multidisciplinary efforts of faculty and staff at Adams State University. The program focuses on but is not limited to research with artifacts (tangible and intangible), archaeological sites, ancient landscapes, and applied projects that fit into the larger definitions of culture and heritage – the objects, buildings and places of both the past and its impact on the present people. These elements create a sense of place for previous and current cultures. Through these efforts the program addresses contemporary concerns within the local region and to educate new generations about these approaches to larger issues.